Teeth Whitening: 2 Myths

August 30, 2016

You might hear a lot of great things about whitening. You will probably also want to focus on the beneficial aspects of teeth whitening when you decide it’s time to give your smile a mini makeover by removing discoloration. However, the moment you decide this is a smart move might be the moment people begin whispering all manner of negative myths in your ear! Before your confidence in cosmetic care crumbles under the flood of rumors that start to come out of the woodwork, we suggest you contact us for the solid facts. Let’s get you started with a couple common myths you don’t need to worry about.

Myth #1: Whitening Is For People In Their 20s and 30s Only

Nope. Fortunately, teeth whitening is for people with fully developed teeth whose oral health is in good standing. What’s this mean, exactly? It means that it’s safe for most older teens (this varies on a case by case basis) and all adults, provided teeth and gums are healthy enough to receive cosmetic care.

Myth #2: Whitening Is Going To Cause Sensitive Smiles

When you come in for teeth whitening, we have two primary missions: To whiten your teeth and to protect your oral health. As a result, we take safety measures before we provide you with cosmetic care to ensure your teeth and all other tissues will remain protected. We also use bleaching gel that is safe for your smile. The result? A smile that remains comfortable and that looks exceptional after treatment.


At Lake Orion Family Dentistry, Dr. Brad Greenfield works to improve patients’ wellbeing, as well as their oral health, and he is proud to offer holistic, 100% metal-free dentistry. To learn more, or to schedule a dental appointment, call our office in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213. We proudly welcome patients and families from around Lake Orion, MI, as well as Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all surrounding communities.

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